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This past Friday night my legs and arms were extremely itch

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This past Friday night my legs and arms were extremely itch and I frequently woke up during the night to scratch them. The next day the both my forearms and legs were red. Saturday night I took an antihistamine and it seemed to help. On Sunday I noticed that while the itch is better I still have a mild on my arms, my legs and buttocks are still red and my legs are appear swollen.
Thanks for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome.

This seems to be an episode of allergic reaction which can be caused by any irritant or any food allergy. The acute phase is over now only residual reaction is there. I would suggest you to take antihistamine for another day or two till it settles down completely. The redness and swelling would subside in a day or two.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

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